Ray Marsh Newsletter

July 24, 2019

Important Dates

July 24: School Offices Open

July 30: New student tours 10a and 3p.

Aug. 5: Class Lists go live in Skyward

Aug. 6: Teachers report to building

Aug. 8: Meet the Teacher Night (see schedule below)

Aug. 12: 1st-6th grade Early Dismissal day 8:10-12:30p (1st Day of School)

Aug. 12-13: Kindergarten Conferences

Aug. 13: 1st-6th grade first full day of school 8:10-3:10

Aug. 14: Kindergarten first day of school (full day)

Welcome Back!

I hope this newsletter finds you enjoying a beautiful summer break! I am super excited to be back in the office, and am looking forward to another amazing school year. Our summer office hours until school begins are 7:30a-3p.

We are coming off a 2018-19 school year in which we saw some the highest individual growth in MAP scores that the school has ever seen! This is thanks not only to our staff, but to you for partnering with our staff to encourage each child to do their best each and every day. I cannot thank you enough for the support our families give us every year!

Please visit our website at marsh.smsd.org in order to find more information regarding our school. I look forward to visiting with you soon!

Raptor Update-Bring License!

This summer, our Raptor system underwent an update. The good news is that we have the most up-to-date version available to keep our kids safe. The unfortunate news is everyone that visits (even if you've been with us for years) will be required to scan their license into the system.

Please make sure to bring your license with you on your first visit to the office for this school year in order to make your visit as smooth as possible.

Meet the Teacher Night Aug. 8th

Meet the Teacher Night

Ray Marsh Elementary School

Thursday, August 8, 2019


This NEW night is a combination of the previous Sneak a Peek and Back to School Nights.

Families may drop off their supplies at any time during the evening, but classroom presentations will follow the below schedule. Presentations will be held in the individual classrooms.

1st grade: 5:00-5:15pm

2nd grade: 5:20-5:35pm

3rd grade: 5:40-5:55pm

4th grade: 6:00-6:15pm

5th grade: 6:20-6:35pm

6th grade: 6:40-6:55pm

***Kindergarten parents will get their classroom information during the individual Kindergarten Conferences on August 12th or 13th.

Skyward - Register and Changes

Please remember to register for the school year through the Skyward system if you haven't already done so.

As a reminder:

You may change your phone number in Skyward at any time.

You cannot successfully change your address as this needs to be done in person at the school. You will need proof of residency along with two bills that are addressed to your new residence. Skyward automatically declines any address changes that are entered.

Important Phone Numbers

Main Office


Attendance Line (report an absence)


Health and Medical

Cathy Hsieh - 993-3402

Social Worker/MVP inquiries

Megan Mahoney - 993-3413